Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett yell at each other at a cabinet meeting earlier today, over a bill that would require Israeli universities in the Wast Bank to be granted the same academic standing as other higher education institutions.
Bennett, whose pro-settlement party proposed the legislation, warns Netanyahu that he might leave his coalition of the legislation is not advanced, according to Hadashot news.
“Why are you working this way?” Netanyahu asks Bennett. “It damages discipline within the coalition!
“This is not how things work, this is unacceptable,” Netanyahu adds. “If you want to quit, then just quit.”
Bennett responds by defending his party to the prime minister, saying Jewish Home MKs were among the best behaved lawmakers who rarely missed plenum votes.
He also says it is a shame that Netanyahu’s coalition has not put the same effort into passing the Ariel University law as it did the Recommendations law.